Our Lady Queen Of Peace Church - Vernon, BC
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N 50° 15.899 W 119° 17.065
11U E 337191 N 5570589
Quick Description: Queen of Peace Church is a possession of the Society of St. Pius X, who bought it from the Ukrainian Catholics, who built the church ca. 1960. The church is one of only four in BC which celebrate the traditional Latin Mass, all owned by the society.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 9/12/2014 11:23:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMMFCC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:

Communicantes: November 2001
The apostolate of the Society of St. Pius X in British Columbia owes its establishment to the valiant work of two traditional priests. This apostolate took a huge step forward this September with the grand opening of the first priory of the Society, in Vernon, BC. Yet, our present occupation is little more than to continue the apostolate established by Fr. Paul Greuter, in the Okanagan valley, and the itinerant missionary work of Fr. Yves Normandin, who did much good in preserving the traditional faith of Catholics during the late seventies and early eighties.

Every Sunday, the traditional Mass is offered at Queen of Peace Church, in Vernon, BC, at 9am. This church building is unique in the possessions of the Society of St. Pius X, by having a large dome. The acoustics are much profited. This building was constructed by the Ukranian Catholics of the region, two generations ago. The church is fairly full with 60 parishioners, so the Ukranians sold it to build something larger. In 1986, Fr. Greuter was able to purchase this church from them, and it became the center of the first traditional Catholic “parish”1 in the Okanagan valley, to be established since the Second Vatican Council. Here, for many years alone, Fr. Greuter preserved the faith of his growing parish, and administered the sacraments to souls.

In 1997, thinking ahead to his retirement, and the eventual establishment of a priory of the SSPX in Vernon, Fr. Greuter built a large residence, next to the church and parish hall. This is now Our Lady Queen of Peace Priory, which opened this Autumn. It is a spacious house, with kitchen and dining area, three offices at the front entrance, bedrooms, and guest rooms. Fr. Greuter, by such wise foresight regarding the expected expansion of our apostolate in British Columbia, succeeded in luring priests here, rather than to Langley...
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Queen of Peace

Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Diocese: Diocese of Kamloops

3016 37th Street
Vernon, BC Canada
V1T 6G5

Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Date of building construction: Not listed

Dominant Architectural Style: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Archdiocese: Not listed

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